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Nov 14, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifier—Daniela Goia

Congratulations to Daniela Goia from Garden Grove, California, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what she had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"I feel blessed that I am part of the MonaVie family and am thrilled that MonaVie is the company that is the best for the world and not just the best in the world. MonaVie truly cares, and it shows in what they do.

"I joined MonaVie in October 2009. Initially, I was very skeptical. I thought that this is a gimmick and it's impossible to make it. Boy, was I wrong! I am a tax accountant and a pastor's wife, and I was drinking the juice and saw firsthand its health benefits. I saw that I get paid by sharing it with my children, family, friends, and others.

"I started telling others to join in and enroll and started to build a nice team where we all work for one and one for all. Using the team approach and being honest pays off. Not only did I reach Ruby Executive, but in the process, I made new friends and helped shape other people's lives for the better. At the same time, I am enriching my life.

"I am proud to say that I am a mother of five, and all my children and my brothers and sisters are in MonaVie. We all drink the juice and spread the good news about the MonaVie opportunity. I feel blessed that MonaVie helped unite my entire family.

"Don't get me wrong: MonaVie is hard work, and you need to reach out to people who have a negative outlook about life and help change their outlook and get them onto your team. This is not an easy task. However, changing somebody's life for the better is such a rewarding experience. After all, God created us to be people of action, examples, and mentors—to do unto others as you would want to be done to you.

"You need to make yourself available and be a beacon of light. Draw people to you by the example you set yourself to be. If you want to lead, then you set the standard and others will follow. Be a leader and not a follower, and see what mighty things will happen!

"MonaVie is a duplication, but it's also a multiplication. And, as my husband, Dionisie Goia, says, 'It's all about mathematics.' Discouragement is the opposite of encouragement. Failing is the opposite of succeeding. And, giving up is the opposite of making it. I choose to be the opposite of today's mainstream. Positive thinking and a positive outlook gets you far in life. As my mentor, Bear Harris, says (and I believe it wholeheartedly), 'Start by changing one person, and you change a family. From there, you change a community, and, in turn, you change a nation. Ultimately, you change the world, one person at a time.' Thank you, Bear, for instilling this in me early on.

"The Cruise for Gold is a way for MonaVie to say thank you to its people. It's also an enticement tool to get you to push hard to build volume. Tell me which company today does something like this to reward their distributors, even though they have not reached the top executive positions yet? I tell you no company does it like MonaVie."

Nov 14, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Child Phenom Averi Doktorczyk Chases Gymnastics Dreams

When you look at nine-year-old Averi Doktorczyk's growing collection of gymnastics trophies, you would think that she's one of those athletes who was blessed with inherent, supernatural ability in her chosen sport.

All totaled, Averi has been awarded 32 medals, including 10 first-place and six second-place honors. On November 7, 2011, Averi placed first in her level at the California State South Sectional, receiving the highest score out of nearly 500 competitors. Pretty impressive for someone whose competitive gymnastics career is only nine months old and spans a total of just eight competitions. But for a girl who is racking up awards with seeming ease, the road to this point has been anything but easy.

As with any sport, talent and timing are chief aspects to excelling at gymnastics. Although Averi first took up the sport at 18 months old and has attended Southern California Elite Gymnastics Academy in Temecula, California, since the age of three, her former classmates excelled at a pace far greater than Averi's, moving up to the competitive level 1–2 seasons before she did.

"It was hard watching the other kids sail past her," says Jolene Doktorczyk, Averi's mother and MonaVie Emerald Executive. "There were times when I would ask her if she wanted to do other sports. The answer always came back 'no.'"

Determination
While Averi was battling to overcome her obstacles in the gym, her parents Jolene and Ryan were joining forces to fight their own battle—one that's become all too familiar for families across the country.

"When we were first introduced to MonaVie, the sole source of income for our family was real estate," Jolene says. "And, as everyone knows, the real estate industry was one of the first and hardest hit by the recession. Without the income from our MonaVie business, Averi's dreams would have died three years ago."

With MonaVie handling the financial part, Averi handled her part by having a strong work ethic in practice and staying determined and focused on improving her skills. In 2010, her hard work finally paid off as she got her opportunity to join the competitive team. Her accomplishments since then speak for themselves, and she was recently invited into TOPs (Talent Opportunity Program), which is designed to train select athletes at a faster pace for higher level competition.

Fearless
Jolene says the fact that MonaVie has enabled her daughter to continue the sport she loves is not lost on Averi. In fact, Jolene says that Averi and her sister Savannah are two of the most fearless unofficial distributors she's ever seen.

"When things were just getting started for us they would say, 'Come on, mom, we need to go to the park and meet some people to get in our business,'" Jolene recalls. "They would talk to everyone about MonaVie."

Averi's enthusiasm for sharing MonaVie extends to her gymnastics team as well. When her Elite coaches joked that any and all snacks brought into the gym had to be shared with the staff, Averi quickly saw an opportunity and seized it.

"She shared the MonaVie RVL Snack Bars and is now trading bars for private lessons," Jolene says. "We've even signed one of her coaches on as a distributor by sharing the new MonaVie Perks program."

In addition to providing the funds to keep her competing, MonaVie has made an impact on the fourth-grader's health. During the winter season, while many of her teammates are sidelined for weeks with the flu, Averi has enjoyed interruption-free practices and training with the aid of MonaVie (M)mūn. Jolene says that Averi's crown jewel is the chocolate berry MonaVie RVL Shake and RVL Snack Bars.

"Gymnasts burn so many calories," she says, "and RVL is the answer for high-quality nutrition to meet the demands of her workouts."

Priceless
Averi is currently preparing for the 2011 State Championships, November 19–20. Her long-term goals are to go to college on a full scholarship, make the U.S. National Team, compete in the Olympics, and one day open a gym of her own. Jolene is as proud as a mother can be of her daughter's ambition and drive. But, she says the quality of person that Averi is developing into is far more valuable than any tangible success she attains—an attribute that was demonstrated no better than at a recent Sectional meet.

A special perk that SCEGA gives to the team's top scorer for each level is the privilege of taking home the team trophy for the weekend. When one of Averi's friends made it into the "37 club" (an extremely difficult feat of earning an all-around score of 37 or higher) at this particular meet, Averi was so genuinely thrilled for her that she let her friend take the team trophy home for one of the two nights that Averi was entitled to.

"We can all agree that winning is cool," Jolene says. "But, character is priceless."

Click here to stay updated on Averi Doktorczyk's competitions and scoring.

Nov 14, 2011

New Gold Executive—Leonie LaPoint

Congratulations to Leonie LaPoint from Novato, California, on achieving the rank of Gold Executive. Here's what she had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"My journey with MonaVie began in June 2009 when my friend introduced me to the product. I began drinking MonaVie Active and started feeling a difference in a matter of weeks! Loving the product, I actively started building the business. I reached Star 500, Star 1,000, and Bronze Executive and then got stuck! I had set and reset my goals over time. In January 2011, my goal was to be a Gold Executive by December 31.

"When the Cruise for Gold promotion was announced, my friend Black Diamond Kathleen Deggelman checked in with me to see where I was in my business. I told her the Cruise for Gold promotion was great but wasn't going to happen for me. Perhaps next year. 'No,' said Kathleen. 'You can easily make it to Gold this year, and I will help you get there!' That shifted my mindset, and I started believing I could qualify for Gold.

"My mentor and friend Jill Paul (Emerald Executive) sent me and people on my team certificates that she made herself stating, 'I achieved the level of Gold and am going on the Cruise!' She had each of us take pictures holding our certificates for her dream board. I put it by my computer so I could see it every day. Her belief in me started a little fire in my belly.

"The MonaVie RVL promotion really kicked things in gear. Jill got on the phone and told me how I could reach Silver. I went for it and did! I called every person I had ever given RVL samples to, as well as those who had been on AutoShip or stopped using RVL. Some got back on the RVL program and back on AutoShip. One friend ordered several months' worth of product to lose some weight. The next week she told me, 'Guess what? You're going Gold this week!'

"Skeptical, but willing to take on the challenge, I started off the week strong. I am a single mom, so between work, kids, carpooling, etc., I did not have a lot of time to waste. I set all my efforts and focus on my goal. I strategized with team members, strategized with Jill, and talked to her several times a day. I was making progress, but by Thursday I started to lose hope of reaching my goal.

"That week I attended a seminar where someone shared this statement from a very successful person: 'It is 80 percent mindset and 20 percent how-to.' I thought, 'I am not going to give up. I have worked so hard, and I'm going Gold!' I didn't know 'how to' on Friday morning, but I knew I was going to! This is truly a team effort. I will re-qualify for Gold again two weeks in a row in November and look forward to meeting you all on the cruise! Thank you, MonaVie, and my heroes and mentors, Kathleen Deggelman and Jill Paul."

Nov 14, 2011

New Gold Executives—Pete and Joyce Stoehr

Congratulations to Pete and Joyce Stoehr from Sooke, British Columbia, Canada, on achieving the rank of Gold Executive. Here's what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"Wow! What an incredible 16 months it has been since my good friend Gerry Rand (Gold Executive) gave me some juice at a lacrosse practice our kids were attending. We are so thankful he shared with us! The health benefits we have experienced have been amazing! We started the MonaVie RVL program on November 22, 2010, and we are down a combined 102 pounds. Have these products been life changing for us? Absolutely!

"The people that have come into our lives have been the most positive, loving, and incredible people we have ever met. So many have become lifelong friends. First, and most importantly, is our Ruby Executive Kathleen Radu. She is an incredible lady with a heart of gold. She has been there every step of the way for us. Words cannot describe the impact she has had on our life. We love her to bits and are so thankful she is in our lives.

"Second is our Diamond Executive Bekki Hurley. She is a wealth of knowledge and an incredible teacher who has taught us what it really takes to be successful in this business. No matter what time of day or night, Bekki is always there to lend guidance. She is an amazing friend who would do anything for you.

"Last is our incredible Black Diamond Executive Jan Prpich. This woman bleeds love and integrity. Without her guidance and influence—and introducing us to Rex Crain—the work we are now doing in the prison where I work would never have happened. She is a true leader.

"Personal growth is a huge part of this journey. We have become better parents, better friends, and all-around better people. When we decided to start sharing, Gold Executive was just a pipe dream. Now that we are here, all I can say is that we couldn't have made it without the incredible team that has come together. The visions and dreams some of the people have on our team are tremendous! MonaVie certainly does attract a special kind of person. We are so blessed to be surrounded by incredible people that just pump us up all the time.

"We are a testament that anyone can do this. Go out with integrity, and be genuine with what you share. What we have here is tangible. Take this opportunity seriously. A wise lady told me that if you do the activity, the results will come. Stick to it, and you can't lose! Thank you, MonaVie, our great leaders, and our amazing team. We truly are changing lives. We are MonaVie!"

Nov 10, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Carey and Karen McLaughlin

Congratulations to Karen and Carey McLaughlin from Anderson, Indiana, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"In August 2005, our son Brion introduced us to MonaVie. I knew that we had to try it. I was looking for something that would help me feel better. I was taking 14 vitamins per day and was sick and tired of that routine when I really was not feeling any better. In a few short months on MonaVie, I noticed major improvements in my overall health.

"I was excited! What was in this amazing juice with 19 fruits that could change my life so quickly and effectively! On the other hand, my husband Carey is a dentist. Being part of the medical community, he was skeptical about the health benefits I was experiencing. But, he loved the idea of getting his servings of fruits every day by drinking MonaVie. After 10 months of drinking MonaVie, we realized that we truly had been blessed.

"Brion kept encouraging me to get on board. 'Mom, think about the number of lives you could change. You love people, and you could really make a difference!' He really pushed me into doing this. I said, 'Yes!' and haven't looked back since. I have thanked him over and over again for making MonaVie my life!

"My MonaVie journey has opened my eyes and my heart to helping and serving people with passion, perseverance, belief, conviction, and commitment. I love MonaVie and what it has done for me spiritually. I have become the person that I always wanted to be, and MonaVie paved the way for that spiritual growth. Carey is so supportive of our efforts in our journey.

"We have weekly tastings, and I do one-on-ones everyday! I share MonaVie with everyone who comes into my life because I care and want to help them get healthier, skinnier, or wealthier. At times, I have made myself get out of my comfort zone. And, now it is so natural that I do not even think about getting a 'no.' I know that I have planted the seed, and I make sure that I contact these people sometime in the future.

"I have become the leader that helps, encourages, inspires, and motivates others in my downline and other group's downlines. Lead by example so that others will step up to the plate and become what you are doing. It does not matter to me which group you are part of: We are all one, helping to spread the message of better health and wealth. I give thanks for my downline every day because we help each other to be better, be more, become better, and become more. We give each other support and motivation to see this out!

"I love when I get that phone call from my friend, Gold Executive Jennifer Bridges to get busy! She has been such an inspiration for me. Finding a buddy is a vital part in sharing your ups and downs in this business. When you become a distributor, we believe that you are in business for yourself but not by yourself.

"With the MonaVie RVL promos, Jennifer, Tina, Kenetta, and I decided that we should herald the message of losing and managing weight with MonaVie RVL. Oh my goodness, what a great idea to talk with local businesses in our area that we knew could help us get this product into people's hands quickly! It worked, and we blew the 3-Day RVL sample kits out the door. Thank you, MonaVie, for this promo!

"Our life has totally changed. We were not looking for a home-based business and did not want to get into network marketing. Both our sons, Brion and Chad, are distributors and are making extra money. Brion is a Blue Diamond, and Chad is a Silver Executive (soon to be Gold). It has been a wonderful journey for all of us. We love MonaVie—the company, the products, the management, the compensation plan, and the MORE Project. We have met so many wonderful people along the way. Our MonaVie family will be lifetime friendships.

"I love what I am doing. I get up every day and cannot wait to see whose life I can change. My family knows that I will never give up! I will not live in regret. I will see this out and finish what I started and live rejoicing! I do not know how to earn a reward without taking a risk. Our MonaVie family still has a lot of work to do, but at least we are giving ourselves a chance.

"Run at life with passion, persistence, perseverance, consistency, excitement, and commitment; and, have the will to win. I am not afraid. Believe in yourself, and do not let others steal your dreams. I look in the mirror and tell myself, 'Yes, you can. Yes, you will—no matter what. If it is to be, then it is up to me!' I thank God every day for MonaVie and the opportunity to change people's lives and make a difference. We are Karen and Carey McLaughlin, and we are MonaVie!"

Nov 10, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Dr. Handre and Donna Hurwit

Congratulations to Dr. Handre and Donna Hurwit from Plantation, Florida, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"Our children are part of our business, and we are proud as a family to be part of MonaVie. Qualifying for Cruise for Gold means success.

"We feel the MonaVie products are outstanding. We talk to everyone about the amazing outcome MonaVie can have for their health. Since we specialize in cardiology, it is easy to measure outcome by demonstrating cholesterol levels before and after using MonaVie Pulse. Once the product is sampled, it makes the business portion very easy.

"Be energetic, persistent, excited, and always keep your head up even if you face obstacles. We keep our team motivated by being hands on with them. We want the team to join us on the cruise because they are all our friends.

"We can't wait to meet new friends that share a common goal with us. We have met so many wonderful people in MonaVie. The new friendships and fun are the best part of the company for us. We are blessed to be part of the MonaVie family."

Nov 10, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Jan and Susie Gossett

Congratulations to Jan and Susie Gossett from Stockton, California, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"This qualification is a direct result of our decision to qualify! It proves to us, our family, and our team members that setting a goal, staying focused, and working consistently to achieve that goal will result in success.

"We stayed focused on our business goals daily. We made phone calls to new prospects and follow-up calls to our team members every day. We locked arms with active team members who also wanted to qualify for the cruise. We booked one-on-one meetings on a daily basis. We intensified and concentrated our efforts to meet the qualification for two weeks in a row.

"You must decide that you want to qualify for the cruise. Once you have made that decision, determine which two weeks you want to qualify. Set volume-producing activities to assure that you will have the required volume during the weeks you intend to qualify. Reach out for help from your active upline so they can give you guidance and encouragement.

"The team members who want help will identify themselves by their activities and continued interest. We talk to these people on a daily basis about their business and encourage and help them to reach their goals. We met with everyone on our team who wanted to qualify for the cruise and asked each of these team members to set a specific week that they wanted to qualify. We then guided them to set daily activities that will help them reach their goal.

"We are looking forward to this cruise because we haven't had a real vacation in over 10 years. And, most importantly, we are going on a free vacation with other winners and will have the opportunity to receive training from the top leaders in our company!"

Nov 10, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifier—Mark Ludwig

Congratulations to Mark Ludwig from St. Louis, Missouri, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what he had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"My original attraction to MonaVie was from a purely business standpoint. After using the product and noticing how much better I felt, I immediately became sold on the health benefits as well. But far beyond the business or health factors, the friendships and ability to touch lives in such a meaningful way is what keeps me going.

"Qualifying for this trip was a team effort, and I have been blessed with a group of some of the best people I could have ever imagined here in the St. Louis area. I wish I could take every single one of them with me. I'm looking forward to being there to congratulate them as they qualify for these trips.

"After going seven months without seeing my only child, my goal with MonaVie is to develop a large enough business so I can devote my life to creating a foundation that helps fathers who want so badly to be a part of their children's lives. My son is my motivation and inspiration for everything I do. I have his picture everywhere as a reminder to make those extra calls, show the plan, and share this amazing opportunity.

"I love a business that allows you to build relationships and truly get involved in the lives of others. It's so much more than just a business. It's a true partnership/friendship as you share your hopes, your dreams, your successes, and your defeats and lock arms while driving the miles and showing plans together. I'm looking forward to being a part of Dallin's $20 billion vision and helping a lot of people along the way."

Nov 8, 2011

New Gold Executives—Bob and Sandra Noton

Congratulations to Bob and Sandra Noton from Pflugerville, Texas, on achieving the rank of Gold Executive. Here’s what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"We have never been afraid to work to provide for our family's needs. I worked in computing for 38 years. Bob has been a real estate broker for 50 years and has sold long-term care insurance for the last 20 years. He also played in a band (drummer) at night for 25 years while working in the daytime as a banker and home builder.

"We knew all about network marketing when our friends asked us to a tasting party in August 2009. We had been involved in financial, household products, and dietary supplement products marketing to name a few. We spent a lot of time and money in each opportunity, but we gained very little extra income and the dream always faded. I told Bob, 'If you ever think we are going to get in another network marketing business, I will shoot you!'

"However, we saw our friend's renewed health through MonaVie and decided to attend the tasting. That was one of our best decisions in 51 years of marriage. We have experienced significant health benefits, especially with MonaVie (M)mūn. MonaVie RVL has also changed our lives forever. Bob and I have battled weight problems our entire adult life. We have tried every diet fad and program, and we both have had weight-loss surgery. I even tried shots, acupuncture, and hypnosis. Even after all of this, we were still fighting with our weight. We resembled Jackie Gleason's statement about his wardrobe coming in five sizes because of constant weight loss and gain.

"On the MonaVie RVL program, we have both lost a little over 30 pounds. We love the wonderful taste of all the RVL products and have experienced great results. It is by far the easiest and healthiest solution to weight management. We crave it and no longer desire any candy or sweets. We use RVL and all of the MonaVie products daily and will for the rest of our lives. God willing, we will live to be 100 years or more. We are stronger, healthier, and have more self-esteem.

"Our 'why' is two-fold: 1.) We want to have financial peace for our family. With today's economy, we all need an extra stream of income. 2.) Why not share the products that have made us healthier and thinner with our family and friends? Most everyone we know has some type of health issue. We want to give them a chance to feel better too.

"We are so thankful for the MonaVie Founders' vision and hard work in creating this awesome company. With God's help, they found the right fruits and vegetables, the best scientists, produced the perfect products, found the greatest leaders, and made the best company for the world. We have the best tools, training, and events. We are blessed with a great commission for sharing the products and given many perks for our loyalty. Being a MonaVie distributor is truly a blessing, and we thank God regularly for leading us to this network (relational) marketing business.

"MonaVie has been a blessing for our family's health and financial future. Our family loves the products, and they have joined the business with us. We are so excited to see them getting healthier, making it a family business, and enjoying tastings and events together. Being able to 'will' the business to our family is yet another blessing from MonaVie.

"Stay informed, never miss an event, always have products with you, keep your car and clothes branded, be persistent, and never quit! Being a MonaVie distributor means you have a new extended family. Everyone is willing to help you and your team. We do not want to leave anyone out, so we will just say thank you to all of our new extended family members for making this adventure so terrific!"

Nov 8, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Nick and Lisa Morris

Congratulations to Nick and Lisa Morris from Taylor, Texas, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"We feel blessed to help people through this business, that the company recognizes the amount of work and effort it takes to make it to this level, and that MonaVie rewards its distributors the way they do. You don't see this in the work place!

"Don't focus on getting yourself on the trip; rather, focus on getting people on your team there. Help your people advance in rank. If you do that, it will push you up into qualification. Always listen to people as you speak with them to find their needs. Share the product and opportunity daily. Run with the ones that want to run, doing one-on-ones and home tastings—whatever it takes.

"We are looking forward to meeting all the others who qualified for the cruise and learning from the leaders in the business—and to turning our cell phones off!"

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